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Graco Recall: 11 Models of Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Graco 2014 Stroller Recall 11-20-14

Graco Recalls 11 Models of Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Graco is recalling 11 stroller models which include: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems.  The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.

The strollers were sold nationwide at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other retail stores and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers from August 2000 through November 2014.

If you have purchased one of the recalled strollers, contact Graco on the web or at (800) 345-4109 (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) for a free repair kit.

Click here to read Graco’s detailed article regarding the Graco 2014 Stroller Recall which includes full list of the affected strollers including model numbers and photos.

You can also read the Consumer Product Safety Commission’ article:   Graco Recalls 11 Models of Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard.




B&G Foods Recall: Allergy Alert – Peanuts and Almonds in Ortega and Las Palmas Products

B&G Foods Recall 11-17-14

Baby Wipes Recall

B&G Foods has announced a voluntarily recall for certain Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Taco Sauce, Ortega Enchilada Sauce and Ortega Taco Kit products and certain Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Mix and Las Palmas Taco Sauce products.  B&G Foods has learned that some of the spice ingredients in the products may contain peanuts and almonds, which are not listed on the products’ label.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.  There is no health risk associated with these products for individuals without an allergy to peanuts or almonds.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide to retail stores and foodservice outlets.

The products include various lots of the following products (visit the FDA’s website listed below, for full details on the recalled products):

  • Ortega Taco Dinner Kit (various sizes)
  • Ortega Seasonings
  • Ortega Taco Sauce – mild, medium & hot
  • Ortega Soft Taco Dinner Kit
  • Ortega Whole Grain Taco Kit
  • Ortega “Tacos for Two” Kit
  • Ortega Green Taco Sauce – Mild
  • Ortega Enchilada Sauce
  • Ortega Whole Wheat Soft Taco Kit
  • Ortega Grande Hard & Soft Taco Dinner Kit
  • Ortega Whole Grain/Whole Wheat  Hard & Soft Taco Kit
  • Ortega Fiesta Flats Kit
  • Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Packet (3 Pack)
  • Las Palmas Taco Sauce (Mild)

This recall does not apply to any other sizes or varieties of Ortega Seasoning Mix or to any Ortega Seasoning Mixes in canisters, all of which are correctly labeled ie Ortega Fajita Seasoning Mix, Ortega Fish Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Chili Seasoning Mix, Ortega Chipotle Seasoning Mix or Ortega Burrito Seasoning Mix, all of which are correctly labeled.  This recall also does not include any Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce, which is also correctly labeled.

If you have purchased any of the recalled products, you can return them for a full refund.

Click here to read the full article regarding the B&G Foods Allergy Alert Recall which includes a detailed list of the products, sizes, UPC #’s and best-by date ranges for the affected Ortega and Las Palmas products on the FDA’s website.




Baby Wipes Recall: Multiple Brands of Baby Wipes Recalled Nationwide

Baby Wipes Recall

Baby Wipes Recall

Nutek Disposables, Inc. of McElhattan, PA has initiated a nationwide voluntary recall of all baby wipes under the brand names of Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings.  The recalled wipes were sold both online and in-store at Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s and Diapers.com.

Nutek Disposables received a number of complaints of odor and discoloration of the wipes.  Tests revealed the presence of a bacteria – Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia).  This bacteria poses no risk to healthy people but can cause problems for people with weakened immune systems or lung issues.  The company has received complaints of rash, irritation, infections, fever, gastrointestinal and respiratory issues although it has not been confirmed to be related to the use of the recalled products.

If you have purchased this product, you can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Nutek Disposables, Inc. at 1-855-646-4351, Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM EDT.

Click here to read the full article regarding the Nutek Disposables, Inc Baby Wipes Recall which includes a list of products and retailers of recalled Baby Wipes on the FDA’s website.




Kraft Foods Recall: Kraft American Singles Recall

Kraft American Singles Recall

Kraft American Singles Recall

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product.  The recall limited to “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and February 21, 2015 and were distrubuted nationwide.

Kraft stated in their press release:

A supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards. While unlikely, this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness; therefore, the company is issuing the recall as a precaution. Kraft has had no consumer illness complaints for this product associated with this recall.

If you have purchased the affected product, return it to the store for a full refund or exchange.  You can also call Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-396-5512 if you have any questions about the recall.

Click here to read the article regarding the full report on the Kraft American Singles Recall which includes a list of the specific package and case codes for the recalled nut butters on the FDA’s website.




nSpired Natural Foods Recall: Six Brands of Nut Butter

nSpired Nut Butter 8-20-14 LRWC

nSpired Natural Foods Nut Butter Recall

Six brands of peanut and almond butter are being recalled by nSpired Natural Foods due to possible Salmonella contamination.  Certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters, Kroger No Stir Creamy Almond Butter, Safeway Open Nature Almond Butter, Trader Joe’s Crunchy Raw Almond Butter and Whole Foods 365 Creamy Roasted Almond Butter are included in this recall.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide and were available for online purchases.

If you have purchased the affected product, dispose of the recalled product and its container. Then contact nSpired Natural Foods at 1-800-937-7008 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM CST for a replacement or refund.

Click here to read the article regarding the full report on the nSpired Natural Foods Nut Butter Recall which includes a detailed list of the specific UPC codes and date ranges for the recalled nut butters on the FDA’s website.




McCormick Recall: McCormick Ground Oregano 0.75 oz. Bottle

McCormick Ground Oregano Recall

McCormick Ground Oregano Recall

McCormick & Company has issued a voluntary recall for McCormick Ground Oregano – 0.75 oz. bottle.  UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H due to possible contamination with Salmonella.  This recall does not include any other McCormick Ground Oregano sizes or McCormick Whole or Oregano Leaves products.

The recalled product has been shipped nationally to:  AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI  and WV.

If you have purchased the affected product, do not use it, throw it away.  You can contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-632-5847 for a replacement or refund.

Click here to read the article regarding the McCormick Ground Oregano recall on the FDA’s website.




Wawona Packing Co. Recall: Fresh Peaches, Plums, Nectarines & Pluots

Wawona fruit recall

Wawona Packing Co. Peaches, Plums, Nectarines and Pluots Recall

Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California warehouses between June 1 and July 12.  The fruit was shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers who resell the products.  The products were sold at BJ’s, Trader Joe’s, ShopRite, Kroger, Wegmans, Costco and other locations.   Some stores, such as Whole Foods and Wegmans are also recalling several varieties of their “made in store” baked goods that may contain the contaminated fruit.

Wawona Packing Co. has issued this nationwide recall due to the potential risk of listeria contamination.  Wawona Packing has notified their retailers of the specific lots.  The products were packed under a variety of brands, including Wawona’s Sweet 2 Eat and Harvest Sweet labels, in bags, boxes and clamshells, as well as bulk lots.

Stores like ShopRite and Kroger will contact customers through store loyalty cards if they believe you have purchased the recalled fruit.  Its important to keep your store loyalty card information up-to-date so you can receive these notifications.

If you have purchased the recalled fruit, do not eat it.  Throw it away.  Most stores will issue a full refund if you have purchased the affected fruit.

Click here to read the recall statement from Wawona Packing Co.  You can also read the article regarding the Wawona Packing Co. fruit recall on the FDA’s website.




Stonyfield YoBaby Recall: Stonyfield YoBaby Peach/Pear Cups

Stonyfield Yobaby recall

Stonyfield YoBaby Peach/Pear Cups Recall

Stonyfield is voluntarily recalling 6-packs of 4 oz YoBaby Peach/Pear cups with the code date June 05 2014 (UPC 052159701161) due to possible coliform contamination.  The 4 oz 6-packs were shipped to 40 Target stores in Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and 82 Walmart stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware.

In a letter from Stonyfield’s CEO Esteve Torrens states:

The health and safety of the people who eat our products are at the forefront of every step we take in our yogurt making process. This is especially true with the products we make specifically for babies and children. That’s why, when we discovered that there was a possibility of products contaminated with coliform, we immediately took action. …  I understand how upsetting an issue like this can be. And I want to assure you personally that as soon as the problem was identified, we took action. And we’re now developing even more rigorous food safety protocols moving forward.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Yobaby yogurts from Target or Walmart with this code should return the product (opened or unopened) to the store for a full refund.

Click here to read the complete letter from Stonyfield’s CEO which includes a complete list of the stores where the product was shipped.  You can also read the article regarding the Stonyfield YoBaby recall on the FDA’s website.




Graco Recall: Graco Child Car Seat

Graco car seat recall

Graco Car Seat Recall

Last month Graco recalled 3.8 child car seats due to faulty harness buckles that get stuck in the latched position.  More car seats have now been recalled and The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration believes that even more seats should be recalled by Graco.  It should be noted that crash protection is not the issue in this recall, removing the child from the seat is the problem.  Over time the buckles get gummed up with food and drink, making it difficult to unlatch the buckle and remove the child.

The seat models included in the recall are:

Graco Car Seat recall

Graco’s Harness Buckle Recall Announcement gives you information on how to order a free replacement harness buckle.

Consumer Reports has a detailed article on this recall – 5 Things Parents Should Know About Graco’s Car Seat Recall.




Recall: Nestlé Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese

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Nestlé Recalls Hot Pockets Philly Steak and Cheese

Nestlé recalls Hot Pockets sold at Walmart, Stop & Shop, Martin’s and Giant.  Last week, The Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, CA, recalled approximately 8.7 million pounds of beef and this recall has affected many other companies. Rancho recalled all of its meat products because it was produced without all the required inspections.  According to a Nestlé press release, it did not purchase meat directly from Rancho; however, it did receive a small quantity of meat that was used at Nestlé’s Chatsworth, CA, production operation, a facility devoted entirely to Hot Pockets brand sandwiches.

The products being recalled are Hot Pockets brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and Hot Pockets brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese in the two-pack box. No other batches, sizes, including multi-packs, or varieties of Hot Pockets brand products are affected.

The product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can contact Nestle at  1-800-392-4057.

Click here to read the complete article regarding the Hot Pockets Recall which includes batch and UPC numbers for the affected products.







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